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Cookbook & Be Kaleful tee Giveaway!

Cookbook & Be Kaleful tee Giveaway!

I love collaborating with other RDs and am thrilled to offer a giveaway with a fabulous culinary RD from the East coast named Dana Angelo White. Dana recently released her latest cookbook, Healthy One Pan Dinners. Now’s your chance to snag this great cookbook AND one of my favorite tees- Be Kaleful.

Follow me and Dana on Instagram and comment on our post. US residents only. A winner will be picked at random this week!

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Say Kale yeah if you love kale, food puns, and delicious one pan meals. THIS GIVEAWAY is for you. I am so excited to team up with @dana_angelo_white to bring you this duo! Win a copy of Dana's Healthy One Pan Dinners – featuring more than 10 recipes with kale, plus a Sound Bites Nutrition purple Be Kaleful t-shirt. To Enter 1) Like this post 2) Follow @dana_angelo_white and @nutrigirl66 3) Drop a comment below with your favorite way to eat kale Winner will be chosen at random via PM on June 19. No purchase necessary, US entries only, prizes provided by #danawhitenutrition and #soundbitesnutrition #bekaleful #onepandinners #chewswisely #eathealthy #dietitiansofinstagram #cookbook #giveaway #foodpun #fun

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Grocery shopping in the age of COVID19

Grocery shopping in the age of COVID19

I admit it- I love grocery shopping. But with social distancing and my underlying autoimmune disease (rheumatoid arthritis), I have been heeding the advice to stay home. The last thing I want is to get sick or bring a virus home.

I may be a geek, but as a nutrition professional, grocery shopping was a regularly enjoyed outing. I like perusing the aisles for new items, reading food labels, and thinking up meal ideas with what I’ve purchased. I am the neRD that picks up the strawberries and smells them. The cashiers recognize me and I miss seeing them. Shopping is just part of the dietitian DNA.

Do I want to face long lines outside the store with strangers and neighbors in masked faces? Not really. For me, it’s just not worth going physically to the store right now.

So- like others, I am new to online grocery shopping. I had only used Kroger’s click list once this past fall, so had to be reacquainted with the process to get food for my family. Several stores offer either click list or grocery delivery. I have used Kroger and Aldi for groceries. Here are a few subtle differences.

Click list-

  1. Easy to navigate and search for items.
  2. You are really lucky (like lottery winner lucky) if toilet paper is available. We snagged 2 (6 packs).
  3. Unclear how to use coupons
  4. Prices are as is in the store (from what I can tell)
  5. Can’t pick your own produce (obviously)
  6. Substitutions when needed are texted, but had trouble adjusting order on web site.
  7. Pick up days are getting farther apart- order farther in advance than usual.
  8. Greeter at pick up friendly, but did have to wait about 20 minutes for order
  9. Free pick up service with first 3 orders, $4.95 afterwards.
  10. Kroger offers delivery, but fee is higher.

Instacart: 

  1. Easy to navigate and search for items.
  2. Toilet paper ordered, but none available on delivery day. Not surprised!
  3. Have never used coupons for Aldi, so unclear if taken.
  4. Prices online are MORE than what you are charged. I was pleasantly surprised my bill was lower.
  5. Substitutes are provided the day of (not before like Kroger).
  6. Groceries are delivered. Fee is $3.99 for service and 5% tip for driver.
  7. Driver friendly and wore a mask. Kept social distance.

I think you’ll be happy with either method of shopping. If you need to get out of the house, click list will at least give you the “excitement” of driving to the store! But if you prefer to stay home in your jammies and have the food come to you, Instacart is a great alternative and cheaper. Sam’s, Cosco, CVS and Aldi utilize Instacart. Meijer, Target and Walmart use “shipt” for delivery, which is similar to Instacart.

I look forward to returning to the store when this pandemic is ‘done’. I do wonder what the new normal will look like. But for now, online shopping is saving us all in more ways than one.

The Healing Gout Cookbook

The Healing Gout Cookbook

Dear friends, family and followers-

This fall, I was commissioned to write my first cook book about gout. Having worked at the VA for several years, volunteering for the Arthritis Foundation and having chronic arthritis myself (rheumatoid), I felt comfortable sharing my knowledge and recipes on this painful disease.

I’m excited to announce that the book is now available on pre-order on Amazon, Target and Barnes & Noble! It will be released for print on 3-31-20. If you like simple, delicious, anti-inflammatory meals, please check it out or get one as a gift for anyone that’s dealing with gout or other inflammatory condition. I think you’ll enjoy what’s in store.

Instant pot red lentils and vegetables in curry simmer sauce

Instant pot red lentils and vegetables in curry simmer sauce

Red lentils and vegetables in curry simmer sauce

As I clean out the pantry as part of my "no buy" January, I've discovered that I have an affinity for jars of curry simmer sauce. My husband and I share the chore of grocery shopping, so my guess is that we both purchased a few and neglected to use it. I love the flavor and simplicity of jarred curry sauce. You can add just about any protein source or vegetables that you have on hand. Canned diced tomatoes, chick peas, kidney beans or frozen vegetables work well in this dish. You can make this dish vegetarian or add whatever meat you have on hand. I prefer chicken if I have it. Today I made a seriously tasty meal using Aldi brand Tikka Masala sauce, red lentils and a handful of dying vegetables. I had leftover rice and some wilting cilantro that needed to be used and voila- lunch! I made this in my Instant Pot, but it could be made on the stove, too, but might take longer. Below is the recipe:
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • cutting board, chefs knife

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tbsp. corn or canola oil
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1/2 bell pepper any color, chopped
  • 2 peeled chopped carrots
  • 1 box frozen spinach or 3 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 16 oz. jar Indian simmer sauce (Tikka Masala, Jalfrezi or Butter sauce)
  • 2 cups water

Instructions
 

  • Set your Instant Pot to sautee mode and add the onions, peppers and carrots.
  • Sautee the vegetables for 5 minutes or until soft.
  • Add a box of frozen spinach, red lentils, Indian simmer sauce and 2 cups water. Stir ingredients together.
  • Close and lock Instant Pot and set to airtight position.
  • Change setting on Instant Pot to "high pressure" and set for 20 minutes.
  • Serve over rice or quinoa with chopped cilantro.

Notes

Makes 6-8 servings. 

As I clean out the pantry as part of my “no buy” January, I’ve discovered that I have an affinity for jars of curry simmer sauce. My husband and I share the chore of grocery shopping, so my guess is that we both purchased a few and neglected to use it.

I love the flavor and simplicity of jarred curry sauce. You can add just about any protein source or vegetables that you have on hand. Canned diced tomatoes, chick peas, kidney beans or frozen vegetables work well in this dish. You can make this dish vegetarian or add whatever meat you have on hand. I prefer chicken if I have it.

Today I made a seriously tasty meal using Aldi brand Tikka Masala sauce, red lentils and a handful of dying vegetables. I had leftover rice and some wilting cilantro that needed to be used and voila- lunch! I made this in my Instant Pot, but it could be made on the stove, too, but might take longer. Below is the recipe:

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp. corn or canola oil

1/2 onion, diced

1/2 bell pepper (any color), chopped

2 peeled, chopped carrots

1 box frozen spinach or 3 cups chopped fresh spinach

1 cup red lentils

1 (16 oz.) jar Indian simmer sauce (Tikka Masala, Jalfrezi or Butter sauce)

2 cups water

Directions:

  1. Set your Instant Pot to sautee mode and add the onions, peppers and carrots.
  2. Sautee the vegetables for 5 minutes or until soft.
  3. Add a box of frozen spinach, red lentils, Indian simmer sauce and 2 cups water. Stir ingredients together.
  4. Close and lock Instant Pot and set to airtight position.
  5. Change setting on Instant Pot to “high pressure” and set for 20 minutes.
  6. Serve over rice or quinoa with chopped cilantro.

Makes 6-8 servings.

Red lentils and vegetables in curry simmer sauce

As I clean out the pantry as part of my "no buy" January, I've discovered that I have an affinity for jars of curry simmer sauce. My husband and I share the chore of grocery shopping, so my guess is that we both purchased a few and neglected to use it. I love the flavor and simplicity of jarred curry sauce. You can add just about any protein source or vegetables that you have on hand. Canned diced tomatoes, chick peas, kidney beans or frozen vegetables work well in this dish. You can make this dish vegetarian or add whatever meat you have on hand. I prefer chicken if I have it. Today I made a seriously tasty meal using Aldi brand Tikka Masala sauce, red lentils and a handful of dying vegetables. I had leftover rice and some wilting cilantro that needed to be used and voila- lunch! I made this in my Instant Pot, but it could be made on the stove, too, but might take longer. Below is the recipe:
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • cutting board, chefs knife

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tbsp. corn or canola oil
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1/2 bell pepper any color, chopped
  • 2 peeled chopped carrots
  • 1 box frozen spinach or 3 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 16 oz. jar Indian simmer sauce (Tikka Masala, Jalfrezi or Butter sauce)
  • 2 cups water

Instructions
 

  • Set your Instant Pot to sautee mode and add the onions, peppers and carrots.
  • Sautee the vegetables for 5 minutes or until soft.
  • Add a box of frozen spinach, red lentils, Indian simmer sauce and 2 cups water. Stir ingredients together.
  • Close and lock Instant Pot and set to airtight position.
  • Change setting on Instant Pot to "high pressure" and set for 20 minutes.
  • Serve over rice or quinoa with chopped cilantro.

Notes

Makes 6-8 servings. 

@aldiusa, #aldi #curry #simmersauce #simplemeals #onepotmeal #instantpot #whatrdsdo #whatrdscook #whatrdseat

Food pun tee and swag sale! Use NY 20 & take 20% off til Jan 6th.

Food pun tee and swag sale! Use NY 20 & take 20% off til Jan 6th.

If you didn’t receive any fun tees for the holidays, now is the “thyme” to treat yoself! Sound Bites tees, totes and other swag start a conversation about food without being offensive. You won’t see “eat healthy sh*& on my tees or calm the F down. Just original, positive, creative, slightly cerebral stuff like Pearfecto! and Oh. My. Gouda. 

Wear and care when you purchase a Sound Bites item. 10% of sales go towards ending food insecurity and teaching people how to cook in Cincinnati. Last year, I donated $500 towards Cooking for the Family, Our Daily Bread, CAIN and the Free Store Food Bank. This is a passion project and labor of love for me. I always feel happy when I’m wearing a food pun tee.

Sale includes all designs online or any in inventory currently including Be Kaleful (women’s purple), Don’t despear, Praise Cheeses, This. Is. The. Wurst. and more!

Use NY20 at checkout til Jan 6th. Peas n tanks!

Lisa

Cyber Sale- use code BF20

Cyber Sale- use code BF20

While I’m not a fan of stores being open on Thanksgiving day, as a small business owner, I have to take advantage of all the Black Friday/Cyber Monday/small business madness. And- there is no shame in shopping in your PJs after a big Thanksgiving dinner!

SO- if you have “thyme” (tee hee), check out my Lettuce Beet Hunger giving program and food pun shop. I am not an artistic person in the crafty sense, but I do have a knack with words. Food is my muse. I have over 20 designs ranging from Bada Bing to We could be gyros. All designs and sayings are “clean”, meaning you won’t make your grandma blush when she reads it.

Food pun tees, totes, notecards, mugs, onesies and more make great gifts for chefs, dietitians, foodies, health coaches and really, anyone that loves to eat.

Do me a “flavor” and check them out! https://soundbitesnutrition.com/shop

Peas n tanks!

Lisa

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